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Blog
Aug 11, 2016
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Progress is about solutions, not scapegoats

Erika Shaker
Progressive change does not happen by accident. It requires dedication and a tremendous investment to take on the development of alternative models of How Things Should Work.
News
May 9, 2016
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Pierre Karl Péladeau and the party that can't be saved

Mathieu Murphy-Perron
Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
Columnists
Apr 12, 2016

The way ahead for the NDP

Three challenges await the NDP membership: animating riding associations, renewing party policy, and restructuring the party. It's time to replace trickle-down politics with democratic party politics.
Blog
Apr 11, 2016
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Mulcair's out. How did it happen and what's next?

Karl Nerenberg
When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.
Columnists
Apr 11, 2016

Did the NDP fire the wrong guy?

Maybe ousting Mulcair will prove to be good strategy and help to rebuild and reinvigorate the NDP. Or, perhaps, there will be real costs, like losing the stronghold in Quebec Mulcair helped to build.
Blog
Apr 9, 2016
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Notley slams LEAP manifesto at NDP convention

Karl Nerenberg
Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley gave a rousing and inspiring speech at the Edmonton NDP convention. She did not hide her big differences with the policies offered in the LEAP manifesto.
Columnists
Apr 5, 2016

The crisis in the NDP

As delegates prepare for the April 8-10 Edmonton convention, the federal NDP membership is in turmoil. The New Democratic Party needs to redefine itself in a new political environment.
Blog
Mar 31, 2016

Combatting Islamophobia in the media

rabble staff
rabble.ca is happy to announce our public event on April 5 in Vancouver on combatting Islamophobia in media and society.
Columnists
Mar 22, 2016

Why a centrist NDP is not an option

Political parties of the left exist to reverse the prevailing balance of political forces, not sell out the weaker groups. When a party such as the NDP forgets why it exists, its constituents desert.
Blog
Mar 16, 2016
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Mulcair faces fire as NDP convention nears

Karl Nerenberg
A group of Quebec NDPers wrote an open letter calling for changes in the party but not for Tom Mulcair's head. Others have now joined the fray, and they are not shy about targeting the leader.

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